Poetic Life Statement!!!
BY REV. ISIS HARRIS, PALM SUNDAY 2012
“Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions?
If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.”
But the people said nothing.” –1 Kings 18:21 NIV
Sleeping Beauty is Awaken…..My Heart is Free……My Laugh Return to Me like
—Sarah—when the Angels spoke of Isaac!! Oil from the Groomsmen’s Candles—lighting
the path for the outpouring of my Alabaster Box!! Can you dig my POETOLOGY OF
This is a Conversation for all those who are willing to be Authentic!! For as Quiet as it’s
kept I do have a PULSE and Unapologetically so!!.... Never was into Quantity but know a
little something about Quality…
Just in case you didn’t hear me the first time… Here, I stand….free of the Dust….Walking
on Water!!..Taking a deep breath…as I am no longer SUFFICATED by Yesteryear’s
Childhood goals restored like pennies collected at a wishing well….LADYBUG’s a
GROWN WOMAN now Daddy: No Longer Looking for you in the Shadows of Future
Memories…..floating in the ripple of a Watery Grave!! Being kept ….by—God the Alpha
& the Omega …whose Love…. I’ll never understand.
The Husband of My YOUTH—…Loved me….. but he Believed so much in the SUPREMME…
that he didn’t have ears to hear the ORDINARY-ME
thus…Forgiveness…set……Him FREE….. And I learned the difference between Men I
minister too and Men I CAN???? It’s of no Wonder I never thought to Write Wedding Vows!!
Took a ROLL in THE DEEP the next time, I choose to rest this tender Heart at Love’s
Sanctuary Door for…. Adele sings for us ALL!!
Nevertheless, the identity CRISIS is over…not Looking for “Someone Like HIM”…..need
a Sunday Love that will make it past mid-week…. For it is only when You….seek… shall…
God Bless…. Boaz & the Kinsmen Redeemer…..but even THEIR stories don’t fit me!! The
Angel spoke these WORD to me…It is better to light a little Candle than waste…time
cursing the Darkness!! Ruth was an HONORABLE sister but she is Not ME and I am not
My Needs…..Non-Conventional.. My Legacy... one of COURAGE no longer overwhelmed
when the Trumpet sounds and He calls for me…by the Thunder… Like Elijah
I’ve learned to set Fire to the Rain!! And be OPEN TO MY NEW ASSIGNMENTS.
There is a memory of my future that lies in my SOUL!! My Great-Grandparents got 75
years out of this thing….. before death did them part. And since God be the same God
today that He was yesterday…. as a REMNANT to that Truth …..I will trust the Process…
even during the GROWNing PAINS.Whether it’s birth in Hopeless or a Wealth place… I
am READy for LOVE!!
I will submit to Him whose RIB, I possess. For both Eve and Mary both were blessed by
God’s ongoing Conversation with Man!! I will LEARN what HE Teaches and I will be still
until the FULLNESS OF TIME!!!
I will Submit to the Mercy Seat of God and Love even when unlovable actions have been
committed.Trusting God to Place order where order needs to be Placed not just for a day
but for a Life time.
I will Submit to the Revelation of God who knows my every need. My rising and setting
and who will Endow Him with that UNDERSTANDING because FAITH cometh by
I will Submit to THE GRACE and Authority on His Life to COVER ME!!! To Speak
LIFE…..To My Womb and I will impart in His offspring like Milk from a mother’s Breast
the gift of POETRY, of SONG, of CREATIVE PRAISE and will raise them in the WORD
of the Lord and the Anointing that makes me a SECOND generation/last chance
Preacher/Pastor/Overseer… will be available to God’s appointed AMONG THEM!!.
And Yet, there is still more to Give (cheerfully) because He will impart in them an integrity
to serve with regards to Family, Community and Work ethics. He will teach them the
Principles of Manhood and the value of Womanhood.
And together We will transfer to them Generational Wealth in the form of Collective
History, Monetary Resources and Intellectual Wisdom whether through the value of self
and/or classroom study. Finely we will stand in the Gap until they are call by the Thunder.
Because there is: Still room at the Cross!! A Nation yet to be Born!!!